The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles Receives $50,000 Grant from NBC4’s 21st Century Solutions Campaign

Los Angeles, CA – February 4, 2013: The “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Los Angeles (IHADLA) has been awarded a grant for $50,000 from NBC4’s 21st Century Solutions Campaign.  After an extensive application and vetting process, IHADLA was awarded the grant, which will help maintain the organization’s comprehensive programming for its 3rd grade Dreamers […]

Read More

Annie Potts Returns to 99th Street to Read to Dreamers

If there’s one thing our Dreamers love more than guests, it’s guests who come back. Enter Annie Potts, a good friend to IHADLA and a repeat Dream Speaker! Annie first visited our 3rd grade Dreamers at 99th Street Elementary in Watts last fall, when she spent the afternoon reading Rudyard Kipling’s “The Elephant’s Child” to […]

Read More

Crossroads Students Return to 99th Street

Our 3rd grade Dreamers at 99th Street Elementary school get very excited when guests visit, and they were over the top when they heard the students from Crossroads School in Santa Monica were coming back! Approximately twenty students from Crossroads, all from the middle school boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, arrived at 2:00 pm, just […]

Read More

Dream Speakers from Paramount Pictures Visit 6th Grade Dreamers at Daniel Freeman Elementary

This week we were thrilled to welcome four guests from Paramount Pictures to Daniel Freeman Elementary School in Inglewood to discuss their careers with our 6th grade Dreamers.  As part of our Dream Speaker series, Ashley Tucker (Coordinator, Corporate Social Responsibility), Ovette Slaughter-Bormann (VP of Employee Relations Legal Services), Britta Wilson (Sr. VP of Human […]

Read More

What It Takes To Be a Lawyer

Sabrina Strong, Robert Broadbelt, and Esteban Rodriguez are all attorneys who come from very different backgrounds. However, they have one thing in common: their desire to help people. When they visited the Dreamers of Program 16 in Inglewood, they spoke of the importance of chasing your dream and not letting anything stop you. Our students […]

Read More

Meeting the Family: An Intern’s Look Inside the Dream

For the first time last Thursday, I was able to experience the family that is the I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles. As we stepped out of the car and walked across the basketball courts at 99th Street Elementary School, we were greeted by shouts of “Miss Katy! Miss Katy!” Two little girls ran […]

Read More

Lancôme Teams Up with IHADLA for Giving Back Day!

Lancôme Paris decided to hold their annual “Giving-Back Day” at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Los Angeles office in Downtown Los Angeles. The cosmetic company teamed up with IHADLA for a workshop called Personal Image and Presentation Day. “As you all know, we live in a very image-conscious society, so how you present yourself is […]

Read More

Samuel L. Jackson Speech to IHADLA Picked Up by Oprah

At the invitation of I Have a Dream, acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson spoke to the student body at Wilson Middle School in Pasadena on January 9, 2006. “I came from a place similar to the one that you come from,” Jackson told them. “It’s possible to be whatever you want to be; you are […]

Read More
1 7 8